SUBSTANCE ABUSE - LSAAG (LANGEBERG SUBSTANCE ABUSE ACTION GROUP)
The Langeberg community has been concerned about the increase of substance abuse within their region and the harmful effect that it has on youth as well as parents. Collaboration was seen as the key to successfully address the challenges of alcohol and drug addiction, which led to the establishment of LSAAG (Langeberg Substance Abuse Action Group) as a centralised and coordinated approach to manage and monitor all existing and future interventions and services. The focus is on addressing reduction in substance abuse within the community and involving youth and adults through programs such as youth workshops and camps, counseling and support, parent and youth information sessions, farm worker programs, spiritual guidance, sport and cultural programs as well as FAS focused programmes. LSAAG is built on three pillars, i.e. awareness, treatment and aftercare. A designated person was appointed to liaise, coordinate and manage all the activities related to LSAAG and is currently funded by the GRBDT.